Privacy Policy

PathWays is committed to safeguarding your personal privacy while using this site. Please read the following policy to understand how the personal information you may choose to provide will be treated as you make full use of the offerings of this site. This policy may change from time to time so please check back for updates.

What Information Does PathWays Collect?

To maximize the benefits provided by this site, we encourage all users to use the PathWays feedback form, which is linked directly to the home page. Without this information, you would be anonymous to us and it would limit our ability to provide the most useful services to our users and supporters. The types of information requested include your name, address, zip code, e-mail address, telephone number, and organization. There is also a “comments” section where you can enter additional information. Beyond the feedback form, we offer the option of making tax deductible donations to PathWays with a credit card and will collect the information needed to make those transactions.

Opportunity to Decide Whether to Provide Information

Provision of the information described above is strictly voluntary. Although we hope most users of the site will use the feedback form, it is your choice to do so and access to the site is not dependent on providing the information.

How is the Personal Information Used?

The information you provide to us in the feedback form, including any information and views included in the comments section, will be used to learn more about the community we serve, to provide individual users access to information, products and services that best fit their interests and needs, and to have a way of contacting you in the future regarding the activities and services of PathWays and its many affiliates. If after providing this information to us, you decide at some point that you no longer wish to be contacted regarding the benefits and services we provide, you can simply contact us by e-mail and stop the use of your personal information in this manner. With respect to any use of your credit card on this site, such information of course will be covered by our software protection program and its use will be strictly limited to completing the specific transaction with the credit card company.

Will the Personal Information I Provide Be Given to Third Parties?

In order to further strengthen this organization and expand the services we offer to the community, PathWays has entered into a number of corporate partnerships with leading American companies. These corporate partners offer products and services in which many of our supporters are interested, and the business generated through these partnerships directly benefits PathWays as well. The only personal information we provide to these partners at this time is your name and address from the feedback form. However, if you provide this information in the PathWays feedback form but do not want it given to anyone else, you have the opportunity online to opt not to have this information provided to our corporate sponsors or other third parties.

Are “Cookies” Used On This Site?

A “cookie” is a small amount of data sent to your browser from a Web server which is stored on your computer’s hard drive and used to store or sometimes track information about your use of a site. This site does not use any cookies at this time, and PathWays will give you the option to reject any cookies that may be used in the future. We do provide links to other Web sites which may use their own cookies and you should familiarize yourself with their practices. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of those Web sites.

Aggregate Survey Information

We will protect any personal information you provide as described above, however, PathWays reserves the right to use aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group. This data does not contain any personally identifiable information. For instance, we might report to current or potential partners or advertisers that a certain percentage of our users live in a specific area of the country, or represent certain types of organizations, or have certain types of interests. This type of survey information is intended to allow a more targeted selection of benefits and opportunities for our users as a group.

Other Potential Disclosure of Information

PathWays may also disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be (1) violating PathWays Terms of Service or (2) causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other PathWays users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such actions. PathWays may also access or disclose account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for other administrative purposes necessary to maintaining the site.

Bulletin Board/Discussion Group Messages

Please remember that any personal information which you include in messages posted on PathWays online Bulletin Board/Discussion Group is available to the public and can be collected and used by others. All viewpoints, ideas, proposals, information and other intellectual property posted on PathWays Bulletin Board/Discussion Group are the property of PathWays and may be used in furtherance of the organization’s goals and objectives.

Parents and Children Under the Age of 18

If you are under the age of 18, be sure to ask your parents for permission before you send any information about yourself to this site or to anyone over the Internet. PathWays recommends as a general matter that parents accompany children under the age of 18 when using content on the Internet and that you carefully review this privacy policy before any personal information about children is provided to the site.


PathWays reserves the right to amend or alter its online privacy policy at any time without notice by posting such change to this site.

Non-Discrimination Policy

PathWays of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Inc. has established and maintains non-discrimination policies, procedures and practices that are designed to prohibit discrimination. Admissions, the provision of services and the referrals of consumers shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, veteran status, genetic information, sex or other classification protected by federal, state or local law. Program services shall be made accessible to eligible persons with disabilities through the most practical and economically feasible methods available. These methods include, but are not limited to, equipment redesign, the provision of aides, and the use of alternative service delivery locations. Structural modifications shall be considered only as a last resort among available methods.

Title VI

PathWays of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Inc. assures full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended and related statutes. No person is excluded from participation in its services, denied the benefits of its services, or otherwise subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

For Download: Title VI Public Notice, Complaint Procedure & Forms

Terms of Use

Please Read These Terms Of Service Carefully Before Using This Site.

Welcome to the World Wide Web site of PathWays. By using this site, you signify your acceptance of these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, please do not use the site. If at any time you determine that you will not accept the Terms of Service, you must immediately discontinue use of the site and destroy all materials and copies of materials obtained from the site. PathWays reserves the right to change the Terms of Service at any time without notice to you, so please check back periodically to learn about such changes. By continuing to use the site after a change is made, you accept and are bound by the modified Terms of Service.

Copyright and Trademark Rights of PathWays

This site contains material which is protected by copyright and trademark laws. All PathWays trademarks and logos appearing on this site are trademarks of PathWays of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Copyright in this site, including but not limited to all articles and other text, photographs, images, illustrations, layout, video material, audio material, graphics and icons, is owned by PathWays of Southwestern Pennsylvania. This site is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions and other copyright laws. You may not (or permit any third party to) modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, distribute in any way, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code for any material in this site including code and software. You may download material from this site for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. You may not sell any of this material for any reason. Provided that you meet all the above conditions, PathWays grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its software on a single computer.

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranties

The materials in this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, PathWays disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of the rights of third parties. PathWays does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site, including bulletin boards, or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. PathWays makes no warranty that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through this site will meet your expectations, and we make no representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy or efficacy.

You expressly understand and agree that PathWays shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses resulting from any circumstances involving this site, including but not limited to the use or inability to use the site, errors or inaccuracies contained on the site, or the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of, or material posted by, any user of the site, even if you have advised PathWays in advance of the possibility of such damage.


This site may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources that may be of interest to users. Because PathWays does not control these sites, you acknowledge and agree that PathWays is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further agree that PathWays shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damages or loss caused in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

PathWays Privacy Policy

Certain information which you may provide or which may be collected in connection with the use of this site is subject to our privacy policy. For more information, including information relevant to parents and children under the age of 18, please see our full privacy policy.

Use of the Bulletin Board/Discussion Group

This site includes a bulletin board/discussion group which allows you to post information and messages on the site and respond to information posted by others. PathWays does not control and is not responsible for messages, information or files delivered to the bulletin board/discussion group. It is not obligated to and does not systematically monitor or delete user messages, however, PathWays reserves the right to do so at any time in its sole discretion, for any reason. The bulletin board/discussion group is for non-commercial use only. You may not deliver any commercial solicitation or advertisement to the bulletin board unless the site expressly states that such messages are permitted in a particular instance. You agree and warrant that you will not: (1) deliver any unlawful (according to local, state, federal, or foreign law), defamatory, obscene, indecent, threatening or abusive user message to or through the site; (2) deliver any user message that infringes or violates any right of a third party, including, without limitation, copyright, patent, trademark, or privacy rights, to or through the site; (3) introduce any program that will collect or relay information of any type from other users, interfere with the use of the site or other users’ computer equipment, or cause damage of any type to or through the site; or (4) otherwise cause damage or exploit information for commercial purposes on or through the site. In addition, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless PathWays from and against any and all claims, actions, liabilities, and costs, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, arising out of your breach of any provision of the Terms of Service.

Intellectual Property Rights Transferred to PathWays

Any viewpoints, ideas, proposals, information and other intellectual property posted on PathWays bulletin board automatically and immediately becomes the property of PathWays, without any obligation of confidentiality. If any court determines that PathWays does not retain exclusive ownership of any such postings, then PathWays retains a non-exclusive license in them. PathWays may, to promote any goal or objective of the organization, excerpt, use, distribute, publish, or display these postings in any way, without notice and with no liability to you.

Health Related Information

PathWays provides health-related information on this site for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through this site should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease, and it is not a substitute for professional medical care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult a doctor or other health care provider. Any health-related information provided on this site will only be given by medically/health-trained and qualified professionals unless a clear statement is made that certain information is offered from a non-medically/health-qualified individual or organization. The health-related information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your physician or other health care provider.


PathWays reserves the sole right to amend or alter the Terms of Service at any time without notice by posting such change to this site.